Already closed | 1h 55m | Midtown W

A View from the Bridge

From 614 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Riveting

About the show

Visionary director Ivo van Hove's acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's classic play about forbidden desire comes from London's West End to Broadway, where it won two 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Revival. More…

In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. This lauded production is a transfer from London’s West End where it won the 2015 Olivier Awards for Best Revival, Best Actor and Best Director. This is the Broadway debut of auteur director Ivo Van Hove.

1h 55m | Already closed | Lyceum Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (614)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Riveting
88
Avg Score

75
Pared-down, Innovative, Great writing, Overrated, Epic

See it if you like van Hove's modern approach. Works for AVFTB, but not Crucible. I missed 50s setting, but liked the focus on words. Strong acting.

Don't see it if you like traditional prodns of classic plays. The barebones staging w sound effects can detract. Mostly, it showcased the powerful emotions.

Also I'm catching up on reviews of shows I saw pre-Show Score. I found some... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Riveting

See it if outstanding performances, intelligent storytelling, clever staging. Riveting! Must see!

Don't see it if If you don't like intense drama.

93
Absorbing, Edgy, Dizzying, Great acting, Excruciating

See it if Saw it with Tony Lo Bianco, was one of the best plays I ever saw. It was better then recent one. It was well directed, staged. All actors in

Don't see it if If you do not like drama.

98
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

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80
Great acting, Resonant, Great writing, Involving, Tragic

See it if you like well-written tragic American dramas given an excellent avant-garde makeover by Ivo Van Hove.

Don't see it if you need the physical production to be realistic in order to buy into what's happening.

97
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if you like gripping, dramatic theater that holds your attention in a refreshing staging that captures the power of the play,

Don't see it if you need 100% realistic sets in order to enjoy, don't like to pay attention to language and little details

97
Triumph for director ivo van hove in reinventing/breathing new life into this modern-day greek tragedy

See it if you are riveted by brilliant set, moving music/soundtrack, precise choreography and excellent ensemble; production that blows you away

Don't see it if you think Arthur Miller contemplated that this play should be performed naturistically

90
Great acting, Edgy, Great writing, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you like minimal staging and terrific performances.

Don't see it if you're not into straight plays and little to look at on stage. (It's all in the performances with this show.)

72
Absorbing, Disappointing, Edgy, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You've never seen this play before and like bold American plays.

Don't see it if You've seen earlier productions of this work. Despite the reviews, this staging does not really improve the work.

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Simplistic

See it if you can appreciate a simple and intimate performance with outstanding acting and staging. you love clear intention by director

Don't see it if you're easily bored without any fancy sets or want to see a more timely play

92
Minimalistic, Intense, Must see, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see superb actors effortlessly performing a classic Arthur Miller play.

Don't see it if you don't like minimalistic set design or intense dramas.

95
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You LOVE a creative director who leads a talented cast into reaching into the depths of their characters. Well edited show

Don't see it if you are a traditionalist that must have sets and traditional staging

94
Great staging, Great writing, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You appreciate an absorbing, electrifying and gut wrenching experience.

Don't see it if You don't want to be emotionally drained.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Original

See it if Superb acting, emotionally riveting production of this classic play. Minimalistic, sparse set design.

Don't see it if You want something light and fluffy.

100
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you enjoy stark yet effective presentations that focus on the acting (and these are a talented lot). I highly recommend stage seating!

Don't see it if you are easily offended by sexually-charged story-telling (incestuous overtones; homophobia; marital strain); if you dislike sad endings.

Also It's been 2.5 years since I had the great pleasure of seeing Ivo van H... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great staging, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you're looking for fantastic direction and staging that takes highlights the Greek tragedy elements of Arthur Miller.

Don't see it if you're looking for a light story or something with warmth.

86
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if See great acting in a non-traditional space which adds to the experience.

Don't see it if Want a big production of a family drama.

98
Great acting, Great directing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if you've never seen this brilliant Miller play. Ivo Van Hove's direction and vision was brilliant and well executed by the cast

Don't see it if you are looking for something light. This is an intense adaptation, but well worth it

Also I was blown away by this production and look forward to more works dir... Read more Read less

97
Dizzying, Epic, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to see the best play of the season, you like Miller and haven't already, you like Greek tragedy, or you like essential human drama.

Don't see it if you want props or action. The play drips with tension and emotional power.

Also I sat on the stage of the impeccably well-staged production. I was sus... Read more Read less

82
Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if want to see a great drama extremely well played by a phenomenal cast.

Don't see it if are not into intense dramas.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Amazing

See it if You desire fresh and brilliant approaches to classic texts -- like van Hove so often delivers!

Don't see it if Need to be mindlessly entertained.

90
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you are looking for an original take on a modern classic / you think Russell Tovey is hot

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with silence / you dislike postmodern restagings

70
Intense, A study in "machismo" and vulnerabil;ity, Stark, Bare bones staging

See it if have the patience for a stripped down production portraying 1950's machismo & morality; the views of immigrants still are relevant today

Don't see it if you didn't like On The Waterfront; get queasy at suggestions of near-incest, perceived homosexuality & the 'motives' of 'foreigners

88
Great acting, Great writing, Riveting

See it if If it comes back to Broadway, be sure to see it if you enjoy excellent drama

Don't see it if you're more into musicals

99
Ambitious, Exquisite, Masterful, Riveting, Timely

See it if You appreciate strong and intelligent directorial vision, fine acting, artful and brilliant staging.

Don't see it if You are missing a pulse.


November 12th, 2015
"Ivo van Hove’s magnificent reconception of Arthur Miller’s 'A View From the Bridge,' takes you into extreme emotional territory that you seldom dare visit in daily life. At the end of its uninterrupted two hours, you are wrung out, scooped out and so exhausted that you’re wide awake...Mr. Strong...
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November 12th, 2015
"Director Ivo van Hove digs down and grabs the pulsing, bloody heart of Arthur Miller’s 1956 drama…Mark Strong gives a performance of harrowing intensity as doomed Eddie Carbone…Van Hove stages this elegant and lean tale with almost perverse understatement…The simplicity and restraint, however, g...
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November 12th, 2015
"The lack of clutter is certainly chic, but without the furniture and props Miller specified, some points are unclear…What makes this slight misfit of play and production finally unimportant is that the actors are so devastatingly good…Some of the credit for the cast’s superb work obviously belon...
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November 12th, 2015
"Ivo van Hove's stunning reappraisal of the 1956 Arthur Miller drama is led by a knockout performance from Mark Strong…Performed by a sizzling ensemble led by Mark Strong, this is powerhouse theater that leaves you breathless…Van Hove strips the play down to its raw bones…By peeling away the real...
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